Hannah Curtis

1797–5 April 1817 (Age 20)
Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Curtis was born in 1797, in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Curtis, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth "Betsey" Garnsey, was 30. She married Phineas Fowler Pixley on 2 September 1814, in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 5 April 1817, in her hometown, at the age of 20, and was buried in Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Phineas Fowler Pixley
Hannah Curtis
Marriage: 2 September 1814
Hannah Curtis Pixley

Spouse and Children

2 September 1814
Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


    Hannah Curtis Pixley


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World Events (5)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 6

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes no doubt given ironically, from Old French, Middle English curteis, co(u)rtois ‘refined’, ‘accomplished’ (a derivative of Old French court, see Court 1).2 English: from Middle English curt ‘short’ + hose ‘leggings’, hence a nickname for a short person or one who wore short stockings. This nickname was borne by William the Conqueror's son Robert, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to any surnames.3 Altered form of French Courtois .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah Curtis, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hannah Curtis Pixley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Hannah Curtis, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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